Automation Engineer (PLC)

for PLC development and support delivery projects.
Hakuaika päättynyt: 02.06.24
Hakuaika päättyy: 02.06.24

Job description:


Join the future of sustainable shipping with Norsepower!

Are you ready to embark on a thrilling journey in the heart of maritime innovation? Norsepower, a pioneer in sustainable shipping solutions, is bringing sails back to shipping – and saving the planet at the same time. We are now seeking a dynamic and talented Automation Engineer to join our team.

Norsepower Rotor Sail™ harnesses the wind to maximize fuel efficiency and reduce emissions of ships. It is the first commercially available mechanical sail for large vessels. It has a proven track record of successful operation since 2014. Norsepower’s project services cover all phases from sales to project delivery and operational support. Each project is planned according to the client’s needs and preferences.

In this role, you will be part of a motivated department consisting of automation, software, data, and electrical professionals. As an Automation Engineer, your responsibilities include PLC development and supporting delivery projects.

On a practical level, you will design project-specific additional automation features, and create interface implementations, ensuring testing and functionality during Rotor Sail™ installation. On the maintenance side, you’ll provide remote support, conduct troubleshooting, and participate in rotating on-call duties. You will also engage in hands-on tasks, particularly during business trips, you are going to participate in system-level testing and integration to third-party devices. Additionally, you’ll be involved in diverse development projects to ensure that our Rotor Sails™ remain top-notch. At Norsepower we use Bahmann and BR Automation PLCs. Most used protocols are Modbus TCP and OPC UA.

To succeed in this position, we expect you to have a proven track record of PLC programming. We assume you to have strong communication skills, as you’ll be working alongside various stakeholders. We also hope you’ll be proactive and bring forth your own ideas, as you’ll have genuine opportunities to affect your work. Being consistently eager to learn, developing oneself, and thriving in a fast-growing company are key attributes. Our office is located in Ruoholahti, and we work in a flexible hybrid model. We hope you would be interested in coming to the office 2-3 times a week, fostering a collaborative work environment.

We offer you
– A possibility to contribute to a more sustainable future
– A chance to get exposure to the exciting world of international cleantech
– Continuous learning opportunities, allowing you to grow and develop your skills in a supportive environment
– A motivated team to join, comprising highly driven professionals from various disciplines, all dedicated to shaping a cleaner future for the shipping industry
– Flexibility in working conditions, allowing you to enjoy a work-life balance that suits your lifestyle
– Employee benefits including lunch, telephone, sports & culture, employee bike, and a possibility to participate in a stock option program

– Relevant technical education background (B.Sc/M.Sc)
– At least 3 years of similar working experience
– Experience working with IEC 61131-3 standard programming languages, preferably Structured Text
– Understanding of electrical schematics
– Readiness to travel (50-70 days/year)
– Full working proficiency in English

Bonus skills
– C/C++ or Python programming
– Experience in the marine industry

Set sail on a career path where innovation meets opportunity and apply now! Please submit your CV and motivation letter in PDF format by the latest 02.06.2024
Remember to use the application system, we do not accept applications by email.

We recommend applying as soon as possible, as we may proceed with potential candidates during the application period.

For more information about the recruitment process, please contact HR Specialist Jessica Vilppula (, 050 477 9953).

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Alempi Korkeakoulututkinto, Ylempi Korkeakoulututkinto

Norsepower Oy Ltd

Helsinki Metropolitan Area